A Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY ~ Friday 4th May 2012 

Outside my window...I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! Not only am I posting this daybook two days later than normal, it's also early afternoon....therefore I'm sitting at the kitchen island looking out over the outside entertaining area. There's the dreaded autumn leaves on, in and around the pool which is maddening because I cleared them all away two days ago...how many leaves can one tree have? Oh yeah...there's quite a few trees around the house. We've had two really wet days but before that I replanted a hanging manger for some colour during the winter months. At the moment it's sitting carefully balanced on a chair waiting for the muscles in the house to lift it back up onto the front wall.
I can see a strawberry hanging over the strawberry pot rim...the birds mustn't have spotted it yet. The herbs are looking good in fact all the plants do which is amazing with the wind and rain we've had this week.
OH has been keeping a close eye on the lemons...even counting them it seems everytime he passes. He's obviously eyeing them up for a lemon tart!
There's a chilly breeze blowing making the wind chimes sing, even though I've tried them up in order to keep on speaking terms with the neighbours. There are snippets of blue sky and sun periodically, but like a bar of chocolate staying in my fridge for more than two days..they're rare!
I am thinking...see now that I mentioned chocolate...what else would I be thinking about! You got it!

I am thankful...I suppose I shouldn't say chocolate at this point because you'll get the jist that I have a problem (well thinking about it maybe I do :$) So to be serious for a second I'm thankful beyond words for my children. They are one of the most important things in my life. I'm so proud of them both.
In the kitchen...lamb chops for tonight's dinner. Stir fried rice with lamb chops is one of our favourite meals. It's so tasty and quite quick to produce. There is also some Ginger and Treacle loaf that I made yesterday. I haven't made it before but it has been a hit (no surprises there then).

I am wearing...A fleece still from my morning walk. Jeans, long-sleeved blue t-shirt, and blue pashmina wrapped cosy round my neck. Winter is nipping at the heels of autumn this week. It's not supposed to arrive until June but try telling that to Melbourne weather!

I am creating...see even to read those words...'I am creating' sends my heart racing and a happy feeling comes over me. I have been creating zentangles. I'm thinking I want to try other things and possibly my silk painting again but zentangles had me at 'hello' so I'm sticking with them for now. I don't want to frighten Mr Mojo away again. Perhaps I might do a wash on them next because I am missing colour although I love black and white.
I've also just bought 20 black frames of different sizes and shapes which is very h'eggsciting! They'll no doubt be another post about them when they arrive ;D

I am going...(if I say to clean my kitchen cupboards...you'd probably stop reading and move on wouldn't you so...) skydiving ~ how about that! ;D

I am wondering...how I can tell fibs like the one above and not even blush...I wonder what it might be like to skydive though but I'll carry on wondering because there's no way (NO WAY) I would ever feel the need to throw myself out of a plane at altitude.
I am reading...4 books are in line so hopefully by my next Daybook entry I'll have started one of them...my next book club read is 'Mr Wroe's Virgins' by Jane Rogers (I haven't even bought it yet never mind started reading it...so I better get on) 

I am hoping...that my son's new job goes well. He starts on Monday so fingers crossed ;D

I am looking forward to...Masterchef starts again here in Melbourne this Sunday night. Call me sad but I love that programme. It's so addictive, informative, enjoyable and entertaining. I hope it lives up to all expectations for another season ~ by the look of the clips I think it will. 

Around the house...There's a body lying horizonal in a bedroom making the most of a few days break before the new job starts! (well what did you think? Murder?) The rest of the house isn't bad but I know there's a pile of ironing lurking that could cause immense damage if lifted. Okay I'm trying to get to it ~ I just left it alone for three weeks and it had the audacity to reproduce like a rabbit warren.
A favourite quote for today...Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste ~
Charlotte Brontë

One of my favourite things...sitting here chatting with you instead of ironing!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, rest and play but not necessarily in that order : D
A peek into my day...Ginger and Treacle Loaf with a lovely cup of tea in a Royal Albert teacup. I've got my own little afternoon tea going on here....ahh....:D
 I know there's quite an amount of butter but the knife slipped...what's a girl to do?

So that's it for this week; I managed to just fit it in before the weekend. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Don't forget to pop over to The Simple Womans Daybook and check out the other day book entries
Have fun : D